What is SW-PBS?
Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) is a framework for creating safe and orderly learning environments in schools, while improving the social-emotional outcomes for students. It is a proactive approach that relies on research-based practices, including developing clear behavioral expectations, teaching these expectations, acknowledging appropriate behavior, consistently correcting inappropriate behavior, and using behavioral data to systematically solve problems. SW-PBS is build on a three-tiered model that provides additional behavioral supports to students who are not responding to the tier 1 interventions.
What are the benefits of SW-PBS?
Schools that consistently implement and use SW-PBS have:
- Improved school climate
- Improved student achievement
- Reduced in-suspension and referral rates